The songs on the CD are collaborations between one musician and several poets who lived and wrote between the 18th and the 20th centuries in the US, England, and Ireland. The poems they have given us stand powerfully on their own, and certainly have no need of music to bring them to life! All the same, I hope you will see these compositions as a work of love and homage to the poets and to their poems which have moved me and others so deeply. I invite you, dear listener, to join me in celebrating Poetry itself, which offers us so much delight, depth, questioning, company, and freedom.
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In this booklet, you will find complete texts of the poems included on the CD, a short biography of each poet, a brief commentary on each poem, questions to spark discussion, suggested activities, and additional links and resources.
My heart’s desire is to help connect more people with poetry in ways that foster fun, freedom, and joy.
- in Just-Spring by E. E. Cummings
- Moonlit Apples by John Drinkwater
- Na Cait a Bhí ag Fionn Mac Cumhaill ~ Irish folk poem
- On the Sussex Downs by Sara Teasdale
- Red-Haired Lady by Reilly Platt
- Recuerdo by Edna St. Vincent Millay
- She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon Byron
- ‘Sí Bláth Geal na Sméar Í ~ unknown/Irish
- The Witch Wife by Edna St. Vincent Millay
- The Song of Wandering Aengus byB. Yeats
- Valentine by Elinor Wylie
- Something told the wild geese by Rachel Field
- Across the Door by Padraic Colum
How can you get involved?
- Invite Kate to perform a concert or run a workshop at your school, poetry group, or society. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Read poetry for and with people you love. Make it an easy, no-fuss, normal part of living.
- Write poetry and share it with the world! You will find many inspiring ideas to get you started in the Resource Book.
You can also purchase copies of Songs of the Poets to share with other readers and writers, students, and teachers.